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Courses - September 2021

Level 1

Course Details

College Reading & Writing Skills
COMM1085

Description:

This course focuses on the reading, writing and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse, summarize, and discuss a variety of readings and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising in response to written prompts. This course prepares students for post-secondary writing tasks, research, and documentation.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Conestoga 101
CON0101

Description:

This self-directed course focuses on introducing new students to the supports, services, and opportunities available at Conestoga College. By the end of this course, students will understand the academic expectations of the Conestoga learning environment, as well as the supports available to ensure their academic success. Students will also be able to identify on-campus services that support their health and wellness, and explore ways to get actively involved in the Conestoga community through co-curricular learning opportunities.

  • Hours: 1
  • Credits: 0
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Enhancing Student Success
HSF1005

Description:

This course will prepare students to be successful in a post-secondary environment by discussing and developing strategies to address topics such as time management, financial management and stress management. Students will also develop skills and capabilities associated with academic preparation and personal development and apply these to their studies. In addition, students will explore the range of college services available that contribute to a successful college experience.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Interpersonal Behaviour and Human Services
HSF1057

Description:

This course will support students in gaining a greater awareness and understanding of their own personal attributes and their fit with human service careers. Students will examine the relationships among human service attributes, intrapersonal attitudes and interpersonal professional behaviours. Specifically, they will analyze intrapersonal attitudes in order to develop interpersonal professional behaviours and demonstrate those behaviours through oral and written communication.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Career Exploration in Human Services
HSF1180

Description:

This course will provide students with opportunities to deliberate on a range of career options in the field of human services and determine the “goodness-of-fit between those careers and their own unique personality, expectations, and strengths. They will explore the range of careers in the human services and analyze the professional requirements associated with those careers. Specifically, they will investigate how those careers contribute to the health and wellness of individuals and communities and develop a career path that combines personal attributes with career expectations.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Essential Mathematics
MATH1400

Description:

This course will provide the student with learning tools that will help them to improve basic arithmetic skills and to develop reasoning and problem solving skills. It is designed for students to help them bridge any existing gap between their current preparation and college level math. Topics include: fractions, decimals, ratios and proportions, percent, metric system and an introduction to algebra and trigonometry.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Developmental Psychology
PSYC1040

Description:

This course combines the numerous theories of human growth and development, as well as practical application of the material as it relates to the human services field. It includes physical, social, intellectual, emotional and behavioural development from the contest of both family and community. The course also examines unusual and abnormal development or behavioural patterns. One hour weekly seminars provide a human services related perspective to the material, each one focusing on a specific phase of the life span. This course is part of the Recreation and Leisure Services program.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Level 2

Course Details

Foundations in Presentation Skills
COMM1835

Description:

This course will provide students an opportunity to develop and hone their presentation skills through a variety of practical scenarios. Students will begin to produce materials that will contribute to their personal portfolios. Both individual and group work will be utilized in the development of visual and verbal presentations

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Social Issues in Human Services
HSF1035

Description:

This course informs students about major social issues in the field of human services that affect people and impact their communities. Students will investigate current societal issues and examine them through a historical context. In addition, they will analyze the nature to which these issues influence people’s lives and contribute to the development of healthy individuals and communities.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Group Dynamics
HSF1145

Description:

This course introduces students to the concept of working effectively in groups and of being part of a team. Building on human service attributes, students will analyze the characteristics of functional and dysfunctional teams within a framework of complexities associated with professional behaviours of this field. They will create a plan for developing strong teams, apply the plan in a classroom setting and evaluate its effectiveness.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Understanding Diversity
HSF1210

Description:

This course will introduce students to the broader context of human diversity and the complexities associated with that. Students will investigate the relationship between understanding diversity and contributing to the development of healthy individuals and communities through careers in human services. With self as focal point, they will examine their own characteristics and condition in order to relate to concepts of diversity and privilege. Building on their human services attributes, students will describe the elements of inclusive communities and develop skills in order to interact with others with dignity, respect and sensitivity.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Applied Human Services Practices
HSF1225

Description:

This course will connect students’ human services career choices with professional practices. Building on career path interests, students will examine and analyze the practices associated with a specific career in the human services. They will describe how the professional requirements and the social contributions of these practices relate with the development of healthy individuals and communities.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Electives: Program Option
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

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Please note that all courses may not be offered in all semesters. Go to your student portal for full timetabling details under "My Courses".

Digital Literacy
HSF1230

Description:

This course will introduce students to digital literacy as a way of understanding and navigating the complexities of modern society. Students will explore the meaning of digital literacy and investigate a wide variety of technologies and computerized applications that are strategically utilized as functional tools in the digital age. In addition, students will analyze how their own digital literacy relates to both personal and professional development. They will describe and analyze how developing a digital literacy relates to the core attributes associated with the human services and how an understanding of how strategically applying these technologies can be utilized to develop healthy individuals and communities.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Math for Data Management
MATH1005

Description:

This course introduces students to the application of statistical reasoning to managing data. Included in the course will be an overview of the research methods used by social scientists. Students will be introduced to descriptive statistics, probability, statistical inference, regression and correlation. The major components of the research process will also be introduced – developing theoretically informed hypotheses, examining research strategies and the architecture of social research, testing hypotheses through data management and the presentation of research findings. Students will develop the ability to read and critically analyze research reports and will be taught to avoid the ethical dilemmas and pitfalls endemic to social research.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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